So, six adults, one four year old, and one six year old made the drive to the GWL on Friday. We were there until mid-afternoon yesterday.
Everyone had a good time except for....my SD, who is clearly a fun hater. Yes, I know, that is not very nice but...O.M.G.
We got there Friday night and everything was going really well. We all got up Saturday to go to breakfast and the adults decided we should all go off campus to eat since it was going to cost $15 per person to eat at the Lodge. Enter fit #1 by SD.
We get to the waterpark when it opened at 9am. By 10:30am, she had thrown several screaming, crying temper tantrums. To say that I was mortified does not begin to describe it. Another couple was to meet us out there and I kindly requested they stay home. We took her to the room at 11:30 to eat lunch (leftovers from the night before which was another issue) and put her to bed for a nap.
We all went back to the park at 3pm....between 3pm and 5pm when we left the park, she threw EIGHT screaming and carrying on temper tantrums. These involved her not wanting to get wet, her bathing suit was too big (oh boy, this was a petty burr up my @ss, let me tell you), she didn't want to get her face wet and then she insisted we all go back to the room so she could play Leapster. I would like to point out - she played in the kiddie pool the entire time - we never forced any water slides on her - and my husband spent the entire time holding her hand and playing with her. Finally, I had it. I put her life jacket on her, hotly informed her that a lot of people had spent a lot of money and time on this trip and that she was going to get into the water, plaster a smile on her face, and act appropriately because I was tired of feeling embarrased by her behavior.
The next day, she mostly hung out at the table, whining around about how she didn't want to be there. We all ignored her and played on our own.
Needless to say, she will not be invited on future GWL trips or any trips with us at all. And while I understand water parks are not everyone's cup of tea (they are certainly not mine), SHE wanted to go there. Crying because she was getting wet? Um, hello. WATER PARK. She also kept going on and on about how her mom is taking her to Disney this fall. Good riddance!!!